Degrees and Certifications:

Elizabeth Spiro-Carman

    *  I have been teaching Art in the Buffalo Public Schools for 19 years; the last 18 years have been at Buffalo Elementary School of Technology #6.

   Professional Educational Biography:

    *  I graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art History, with a minor in Studio Art.

    *  My teacher certification studies were done at Daemen College.

    *  I attained my Masters of Science degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Canisius College.

    *  I received a grant from the Freeman Foundation and the Five Colleges Center for East Asian Studies to study Peace Education in Japan.

    *  I received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study China and India: Comparisons and Contrasts

    *  I received a grant from the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia to study about China, Korea and Japan.

    *  I have presented at conferences of New York Association for Asian Studies (Binghamton, NY) and New York State Art Teachers Association 

        (Binghamton, NY and Albany, NY)

    *  I am on the Executive Committee of the Buffalo Teachers Federation where I am on the Political Action Committee and co-Chair of the 

        Community Engagement Committee

Personal Biography:

     * I am an artist who has been exhibiting my art in galleries in Buffalo, NY, western New York; Rochester, NY;  Poughkeepsie, NY; Toronto, Canada.

        I have art work in collections from New York to Florida.

     * I am the mother of three daughters and the grandmother to one grandchild.

     * I live in the City of Buffalo with my husband, our dog and our cat.